Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Standards
Broke Loss Calculations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-10 (2001)

Broke Loss Calculations, Technical Information Paper TIP 0502-10 (2001)

Standards
Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (45/0), Test Method T 646 om-11

Brightness of clay and other mineral pigments (45/0), Test Method T 646 om-11

Standards
Bursting strength of paper, Test Method T 403 om-15

Bursting strength of paper, Test Method T 403 om-15

Standards
Hexeneuronic acid content of chemical pulp, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 282 om-13

Hexeneuronic acid content of chemical pulp, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 282 om-13

Standards
Moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 412 om-11

Moisture in pulp, paper and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 412 om-11

Standards
Preparation of wood for chemical analysis, Test Method T 264 cm-07

Preparation of wood for chemical analysis, Test Method T 264 cm-07

Standards
Internal bond strength (Scott type), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 569 om-14

Internal bond strength (Scott type), Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 569 om-14

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Grease resistance test for paper and paperboard, Test Method T 559 cm-12

Grease resistance test for paper and paperboard, Test Method T 559 cm-12

Standards
Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at high temperature and humidity, Test Method T 464 om-18

Water vapor transmission rate of paper and paperboard at high temperature and humidity, Test Method T 464 om-18

Standards
Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 900°C, Test Method T 413 om-17

Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 900°C, Test Method T 413 om-17

Standards
Dirt in paper and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 437 om-12

Dirt in paper and paperboard, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 437 om-12

Standards
Determination of sodium, calcium, copper, iron and manganese in pulp and paper by atomic absorption spectroscopy, Test Method T 266 om-18

Determination of sodium, calcium, copper, iron and manganese in pulp and paper by atomic absorption spectroscopy, Test Method T 266 om-18

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Blister Resistance of Coated Paper in Heatset Printing, Test Method T 526 cm-17

Blister Resistance of Coated Paper in Heatset Printing, Test Method T 526 cm-17

Standards
Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing), Test Method T 519 om-17

Diffuse opacity of paper (d/0 paper backing), Test Method T 519 om-17

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Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 525°C, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 211 om-12

Ash in wood, pulp, paper and paperboard: combustion at 525°C, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 211 om-12

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Edge crush test using neckdown, Test Method T 838 cm-12

Edge crush test using neckdown, Test Method T 838 cm-12

Standards
Grease resistance of flexible packaging materials, Test Method T 507 cm-09

Grease resistance of flexible packaging materials, Test Method T 507 cm-09

Standards
Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method) , Test Method T 227 om-17

Freeness of pulp (Canadian standard method) , Test Method T 227 om-17

Standards
Calibrated Size Estimation Chart (Transparency)

Developed from and based on the TAPPI Dirt Estimation Chart, this custom transparency is used to measure the size of spots, defects, or inclusions over the range of 0.02 to 5.00 square millimeters in paper and other industrial materials such as textiles or plastics.

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Light sources for evaluating papers including those containing fluorescent whitening agents, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1212 sp-12

Light sources for evaluating papers including those containing fluorescent whitening agents, Test Method TAPPI/ANSI T 1212 sp-12